• May 18th, 2024
  • Saturday, 11:02:45 AM

Westwood Neighborhood Holds 9th Annual Community Clean-up

Photo: Courtesy Office of Councilman López Westwood Volunteers will clean up their neighborhood with assistance from Councilman Paul D. López, Extreme Community Makeover, and Westwood Unidos.

On Saturday, May 4th, the Office of Denver City Councilman Paul López, Extreme Community Makeover, Redeemer Lutheran Church, and neighborhood organizations including Westwood Unidos will be participating with over 300 volunteers in Go: Westwood to clean up the neighborhood. The kick-off event begins at 9am at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3300 W. Nevada in Denver and includes a block party at 3pm at Westwood Park, 4951 W. Kentucky in Denver.

Volunteers, alongside residents, will be cleaning alleys and removing graffiti, spring cleaning of Cuatro Vientos/Four Winds Park, preparing a school community garden for planting, several art projects at Munroe Elementary, beautifying Alameda Avenue and Morrison Road with help from the corridor’s business community, and helping to revitalize the neighborhood block-by-block.

“Go: Westwood is a great way to get volunteers and residents participating. To see the long-term community change that we all want, people must stay involved in their community,” said Councilman D. López, who represents the area.

Resident participation has increased from only 5 people the initial year to now over 300 people participating in its 9th year, making it a truly community led initiative.

This event would not be possible without the donation of 300 box lunches from Centerplate, game tickets from Colorado Rockies, in-kind donations from local restaurants, and the Denver Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments.

For future community volunteer opportunities, contact Angela Bomgaars with Extreme Community Makeover at 720-235-8847 or angela@extremecommunitymakeover.org.